Certificates and the JVM

The recent events revealed that the internet is not a very safe place. If you don't encrypt your data, it is likely to be analyzed by third parties like intelligence services. So you start to encrypt everything because you care for the safety your customers data. You managed to get it done without extra budget because you use a self-signed certificate - but oh, what is this? A nasty ValidatorException saying "PKIX path building failed". What now?

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Developing Android apps in Eclipse

For some time now, Android development in Eclipse made me stumble in one point: the libraries. When you develop an app, there will be some third-party library you can use - and it's easy to do so, just drop it into the "libs" directory. The Android Development Tools (ADT) take care of adding it to the classpath. But what about attaching sources to those libraries so you can debug easily? Nope. These properties are labeled as "non-modifiable" in the appropriate Eclipse dialogs.

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Ever wanted to search the whole subversion repository?

Did you ever remember that you coded something exactly the way you need it now but don't know the project name anymore? - Was it this one? (check out project, click through the files) No... wait, perhaps this one? (check out project, click through the files) No... *sigh*

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OCR with open source tools

published by linux.com on June 24, 2008

With optical character recognition (OCR), you can scan the contents of a document into a single file of editable text. This article, which focuses on scanning books, describes the steps you need to take to prepare pages for optimal OCR results, and compares various free OCR tools to determine which is the best at extracting the text.

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